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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person whose beliefs and behavior are based on feminism.
  • adj. Relating to feminism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to or in accordance with feminism.
  • n. A person who supports the equality of women with men.
  • n. A member of a feminist political movement.
  • n. One who believes in bringing about the social, political, and economical equality of the sexes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An advocate of the claims of women as the equals of men in the realms of literature and art as well as in the sociological world.
  • n. One who devotes himself to the study of woman, especially from the physiological and medical points of view.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women
  • n. a supporter of feminism

Etymologies

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First recorded in English 1894, from French féministe (1872). Ultimately from Latin fēminīnus, from fēmina ("woman"). See also feminine, feminism.

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